A dissertation takes time. I am currently a DOC-team fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Since I need more time shed light on specific aspects of my research, I applied for a Marietta Blau Grant. I am delighted to announce that I will receive the scholarship from beginning of April to End of December 2016. From April to August I will do my research at the University of Alberta (Edmonton). At UofA I will continue the work with my second supervisor, Michael Lounsbury. From September to December I have the opportunity to learn from Candace Jones at the University of Edinburgh. In January and February 2017 I will continue my DOC-team scholarship at JKU and finalize my dissertation. Note that the JKU featured my accomplishment in the Campus News online.
My supervisor, Robert Bauer and I were very productive. We successfully submitted a paper to the EGOS Conference in Neapel on crowdsourcing (Sub-theme 13: (SWG) Collective Powers for Renewal in Creative Industries). Another piece on crowdsourcing will be published in a book, edited by Brigitte Aulenbacher (JKU Linz), Maria Dammayr (JKU Linz), Klaus Dörre (FSU Jena), Wolfgang Menz (ISF München), Birgit Riegraf (Universität Paderborn), and Harald Wolf (SOFI Göttingen).
We, the DOC-team 67 (Maria Dammayr, Doris Graß and I), presented our interdisciplinary research results at the governance workshop in Linz last November. This presentation was the basis for our final project report for the Austrian Academy of Sciences. We plan to turn this report into a publication together with our supervisors (Brigitte Aulenbacher, Robert Bauer and Herbert Altrichter).
The application „Look at Linz“ is a success story. “Look at Linz” is also featured in two projects where I am involved. Stefan Etzelstorfer, Dennis Hilgers and I wrote a chapter for the book Open Tourism: Open Innovation, Crowdsourcing and Co-Creation Challenging the Tourism Industry. A previous version of our chapter can be downloaded here. The other project is lead by Lisa Schmidthuber (co-authored by Stefan Etzelstorfer, Dennis Hilgers and I). The paper with the title “Local open government: Determinants of online citizen participation“ was accepted for this year’s Academy of Management Meeting.